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Now Then - A Biography of Yorkshire

Rick Broadbent

Narrator Stewart Crank

Publisher: W. F. Howes Ltd

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Summary

From the perspective of an exiled Yorkshireman this bestselling, award winning author returns to his native county to discover and reveal its soul. 
 
Now Then is a biographical mosaic of Yorkshire. Rick Broadbent, an award-wining author and exiled Yorkshireman, goes in search of the soul of England's biggest county and produces an all-encompassing portrait of a place that has been victimised and stereotyped since the days of Williams the Conqueror. Incorporating social history, memoir, reportage and author interviews, Now Then paints a picture of what it means to be from Yorkshire - both now and back then. 
 
Now Then is not a hagiography and Broadbent visits devastated mining communities, an inner-city homeless shelter and the county's most isolated sheep farm, as well as examining the truth about well-known Yorkshire figures and institutions. From the Bronte sisters and Marks & Spencer to the Yorkshire pudding, accent and Ripper, this is a funny, wise and searching account of the county that gave the world its first football club and its last witch-burning. Ultimately, this is an affectionate but unsparing look at a county, its people and their flinty vowels. It is about the real Yorkshire and its daily life, as well as Dracula and Geoffrey Boycott.
Duration: about 15 hours (14:52:56)
Publishing date: 2023-10-05; Unabridged; Copyright Year: 2023. Copyright Statment: —